Aging is a natural process of life, but with aging also comes the dreaded wrinkles and fine lines. Skin is the largest organ of your body, and it’s also where the earliest signs of aging are first noticed, especially on your face and other areas of skin that are exposed to the environment. As a result of the aging process, your skin begins to naturally and gradually lose its elasticity, collagen and the ability to retain moisture. The combination of these effects on your skin is what’s responsible for the lines and creases on your face, neck, and hands. The good news is, there are several cosmetic treatments available to improve the aesthetic appeal of your skin. One of the most common treatments is Botox, which has many benefits for aging skin.
What is Botox?
Botox (trade name for Botulinum Toxin Type A) is a purified toxin that is made from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. Botox is a cosmetic injectable neurotoxin, which works by blocking nerve impulse transmission to the brain; ultimately preventing the muscles at the injection site from contracting and forming wrinkles and creases. Botox is an FDA approved cosmetic treatment.
What are the Cosmetic Uses of Botox?
When used for aesthetic purposes, Botox works to prevent or reduce wrinkles and lines that are caused by the movement of your facial muscles. It can be used to diminish the appearance of crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes, chin dimpling, forehead wrinkles, vertical neck bands and upper and lower lip lines. As a cosmetic treatment, it has also been approved by the FDA to treat “Glabellar lines” which are the creases that form between your eyebrows.
Who are Good Candidates for Botox?
Botox is suitable for both men and women who are frustrated by the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on their face. It is the most effective against wrinkles that seem to deepen or form when you move your facial muscles. If you notice wrinkles deepening when you frown or smile, you may be a good candidate and get good results with a Botox treatment. There isn’t a magical age when you should receive cosmetic treatments, but if you are concerned about the signs of premature aging, you should talk to a medical professional about your options for cosmetic filler or other treatments.
There are a number of benefits that come with Botox injections, but one of the best benefits is that it is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment. Botox injections are a quick and virtually pain-free way to reduce the creases, wrinkles and fine lines on your face that may cause your skin to look older than it is. Have you ever wondered how Botox is different than a filler? Stay tuned for our next blog by subscribing to our blog!
Here at Sixth Street Dental Aesthetics, we understand that there is more to a beautiful smile than your teeth. Along with excellent dental services, we also offer a variety of aesthetic services, including Botox and dermal fillers. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.